Research Technologist I
Dr. Jenifer Coburn Laboratory
Degree - B.S. in Biological Sciences; minor in Criminal and Law Studies
Joined MCW in May, 2010
What brought you to MCW?
I was really interested in research at Marquette University and was told by my advisor that MCW was the ideal place to conduct research.
What are you working on now?
I currently work in Dr. Coburn's lab conducting research on Leptospirosis. I am currently working on a protein purification experiment in order to discover the membrane protein on which Leptospira Interrogans, the agent of Leptospirosis, binds to. I am also working on an immunofluorescence assay to visualize the effects of various antibiotics on the binding of Leptospira to the cellular membrane.
Favorite thing about your position?
I enjoy performing scientific research in hopes of discovering new information that may lead to a future vaccine for one of the world's most common zoonoses.
Hobbies and outside of work interests?
I love cars and enjoy modifying and racing my special edition Mustang Bullitt. I also enjoy watching the Packers win, exercising, reading, video games, and traveling.
Interesting "Fun Fact"?
I used to breakdance in high school and even started my own dance crew, the 3rd Floor Breakers!